Result of the Sunday September 16th, 2007 CSL game between Canadian Lions and Trois-Rivieres Attak played at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough at 4:00pm.
Canadian Lions (white socks and shirts, navy shorts and numbers)
............................1 Matthew Willis (cpt)
12 Aram Doski...5 Sasha Kosanovic...20 Kevin Ricketts...15 Beleshi Misiari
4 Ryan Reese...14 Darryl Gomez...7 Joe Rini...18 Caswain Mason...6 Milos Vlicinic
...................................9 Evan Milward
Subs:...00 Gregory Drakes (gk)...3 Lovemore Ncube (mid)...8 Nordo Gooden (fwd)...11 Lexton Hurlock (fwd)...13 Alen Keri (def)...19 Craig Patton (fwd)...21 Jelani Smith (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Goran Miscevic...assistant coach Blagoje Bratic...manager Ken Mollineau
Trois Rivieres Attak (all navy, white numbers and trim)
.........................24 Vincent Cournoyer
16 Olivier Brett...5 Cedric Joqueviel...23 Elkana Mayard...4 Alex Surprenant
8 Jean-Louis Besse...20 Danny Anderson...7 Ibrahim Baldeh...6 Boubacar Coulibaly
.....................12 Nicolas Lesage...21 Joe DiBuono
Subs:...22 Adytia Davalia (gk)...2 Fabien Helbois (def)...11 Darko Kolic (mid)...15 Jean Phillipe Etienne (mid)...19 Alpha Bah (def)...27 Francois Boivin (def)
team officials:...head coach marc Dos Santos...assistant coach Laurence Labonte...manager Stephane Chiarello...physio Celine Quesnel
Game officials:...referee Angelo Gertsakis...referee's assistants Vladen Djordjevic and Steve Sanderovich...fourth official Alex Hearn...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...starts 4:36pm...Lions defend south end with a brigh sun in the west...As the scoreboard doesn't work, all times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...TRA Lesage 15 yard low shot is saved by goalie.
3 min...Lions Milward 12 yard shot after run on right and balls deflects off player onto right goalpost and out for cornerkick.
3 min...Lions player's cornerkick from right hits right goalpost and is cleared.
6 min...Lions goalie runs to edge of box to grab through ball ahead of TRA Lesage.
7 min...TRA Lesage run up right and cuts towards goal to take 12 yard shot over net.
10 min...TRA Lesage beats goalie to ball that he's watching roll out but Lesage knocks over the line before he can control it.
11 min...Lions Mason bends 25 yard ball from left wide right of net for goalkick.
14 min...TRA Brett 22 yard cross from right is low and has defender clear.
17 min...TRA Brett 55 yard cross from right has defender watch ball bounce back to goalie.
19 min...TRA goalie catches sky ball from 25 yards on left.
20 min...Lions Milward rush down left and crosses from 20 yards but no Lions players are far enough downfield so ball rolls through box.
23 min...TRA Besse injured near center line sideline on ankle clipping.
27 min...Lions Vlicinic cornerkick from left has TRA Coulibaly as nearest defender head away from 3 yards.
29 min...Lions Vlicinic cross low from 15 yards has defender concede cornerkick.
29 min...Lions Vlicinic cornerkick from left has defender clear and Lions Mason 20 yard rebound blocked by another defender.
30 min...Lions Ricketts retreating cuts off TRA player who was cutting towards goal and who'd beaten another defender but Ricketts gives up cornerkick.
30 min...TRA Surprenant cornerkick from right is through players in box.
32 min...Lions Milward and Lions Gomez have close chances but ball deflected for cornerkick.
33 min...Lions Vlicinic cornerkick from left is over players in box.
34 min...Lions Evan Milward GOAL...Lions Ryan Reese rush on right wing and cross from 20 yards beats goalie Vincent Cournoyer and Milward waiting on left boots in 5 yarder to short left side of net.
36 min...Lions Misiari throw-in from left has Lions Vlicinic pop 15 yard header from left over end line.
37 min...Lions Milward charges into TRA box but ball knocked away.
38 min...Lions Darryl Gomez GOAL...Lions Ryan Reese rush on right crosses from 20 yards and Gomez heads ball in from 6 yards just under bar.
39 min...Lions Milward called on offside at 20 yards when he's rolled crossed pass.
40 min...TRA Lesage heads 10 yarder on long ball into Lions box and ball bounces to goalie.
44 min...TRA sub...Boivin replaces Surprenant.
45 min...Lions Doski heads ball over own net to prevent TRA tap-in on cross from right.
46 min...TRA Coulibaly kicks 5 yarder over Lions net as he's well guarded.
46 min...half ends 5:22pm.
2nd Half:...starts 5:38pm.
halftime sub...TRA Kolic is in the game.
46 min...TRA Anderson shanks shot from 20 yards missing ball. TRA player follows up with 25 yard blast from left that's just over bar.
47 min...Lions goalie catches cross stepping in front of charging TRA Lesage.
52 min...TRA DiBuono cornerkick from right has TRA Lesage head ball from 7 yards across box but Lions defenders clear.
53 min...Lions Gomez rolls 15 yard shot from left that's just wide of post.
54 min...Lions goalie has time to run back and dive on ball when he let it roll by him.
55 min...TRA sub...Bah replaces Besse.
56 min...Lions Milward rush on 1 on 3 but he rolls cross to charging Lions Vlicinic who shoots 18 yarder wide left of net.
57 min...TRA Kolic blasts 27 yard freekick from left has Lions Doski head ball over own net.
58 min...Lions goalie beats TRA Coulibaly to through ball bouncer on right.
60 min...TRA DiBuono 28 yard blast low from left that diving goalie pushes wide right for cornerkick.
61 min...TRA Anderson cornerkick from left is over players in box and wide right.
62 min...Lions Ricketts heads ball back to goalie to break up play.
64 min...TRA DiBuono blast when he chest down pass and gets around defender has ball stopped.
64 min...Lions Vlicinic rush on 3 on 2 but doesn't get pass over to other player.
65 min...Attak Darko Kolic GOAL...TRA player centered ball from right end line and Kolic blasts 10 yarder to right side of net.
67 min...TRA Lesage blasts 20 yard shot that flying goalie palms over net.
68 min...TRA Lesage in alone has goalie slide out to knock out ball.
68 min...TRA DiBuono cross from 20 yards along left end line is over players in box.
69 min...Attak Nicolas Lesage GOAL...Lesage gets cross from right and heads 8 yarder into right corner of net over flying goalie Matthew Willis.
70 min...TRA Kolic pops 8 yard header over net when he gets cross from right.
72 min...TRA Kolic looked offside but chips goalie from 20 yards but Lions Kosanovic gets back to kick ball away.
73 min...TRA Boivin (when did he come into game?) 60 yard chip from left bounces to goalie.
75 min...Lions Vlicinic 40 yard freekick from left sideline knocked around but Lions Milward ends with TRA Boivin swings arm in his face.
77 min...TRA Kolic run down left and cross from end line has Lions defender head ball around and finally clear.
79 min...TRA Anderson chip from 15 yards from left but defender heads away.
79 min...TRA Lesage heads across fox from left but ball cleared.
79 min...TRA Boivin 40 yard cross from left has defender clear.
80 min...TRA Kolic pops up header from 15 yards and ball cleared.
80 min...Lions sub...Ncube replaces Doski.
82 min...Lions Vlicinic 35 yard freekick up middle is blasted low and into player wall.
83 min...Lions Reese knocked off long ball at TRA 30 yards when he's bumped.
84 min...TRA goalie charges to 30 yard sideline to break up Lions Gomez pass to Lions Milward on through ball attempt.
84 min...TRA defender jumps to head ball away from 7 yards in TRA box.
85 min...TRA goalie charges out to clear through ball from Lions Milward.
85 min...Lions Milward low cross from 40 yards on right is unplayed wide left.
86 min...TRA DiBuono 8 yard blast on left is stopped point blank by goalie.
87 min...TRA Boivin(?) twists header from 12 yards in crowd of players that's caught by Lions goalie after cross from right.
88 min...Lions Rini 25 yard shot batted down by goalie out at 15 yards.
88 min...Lions defender makes sliding tackle to knock away TRA player's chance in box.
90 min...TRA YELLOW card...Mayard when defender makes sliding tackle and he dives on edge of box.
91 min...Lions Vlicinic rolls 10 yarder from right wide left.
91 min...Lions sub...Hurlock replaces Reese.
92 min...TRA Lesage wins freekick at 23 yards when he's victim of sliding tackle.
93 min...TRA Brett 23 yard freekick is just arced over net.
93 min...game ends 6:26pm.
Final Score:………Canadian Lions……..2………….Trois-Rivieres Attak……..2……….
Attendance was about 60 (and that included a team of Under-8 ballboys) on this mild afternoon with a bright sun in the west. The game was delayed from starting thirty minutes by a teenage Canadian football game with American four-down rules. That group sure maximized the length of their permit by not clearing the field in any hurry even after their game was over (that made it hard to get cross town for a 7:00pm game (tonight’s other post to read that).
Lions got a great start. They are one of the lower five teams in the league fighting for the last three playoff spots although they have been getting much better results in the last month and are a pretty hot team. The Attak are one of the top five teams and could pass St Catharines Wolves for first place in the National Division. That was one reason this game was a big surprise that it was so even.
The Attak closed in during the second half to earn the tie. Both teams had chances to win this game right up to the last kick. At the 70 minute mark TRA Darko Kolic popped an 8 yard header over the Lions net when he got a cross from the right. Two minutes later it looked like Kolic was offside but no call was made and he chipped the goalie from 20 yards but defender Sasha Kosanovic got back to kick the ball away. At 86 minutes, TRA Joe Di Buono’s 8 yard blast on left was stopped point blank by goalie Matthew Willis. One minute later Willis caught a twisted header from 12 yards in crowd of players sent in from a cross from the right. At 90 minutes, referee Angelo Gertsakis gave TRA Elkana Mayard a Yellow card for diving in the Lions box although it looked like he was victim of a sliding tackle. One minute into injury time, Lions Milos Vlicinic rolls a 10 yarder from the right just wide left of post. At 93 minutes on the last play of the game, TRA Olivier Brett’s 23 yard freekick is just arced over the net.
Evan Milward looked like he was the lone striker for the Lions but he was usually joined by wingers Ryan Reese and Milos Vlicinic. Nicolas Lesage and Joe Di Buono were forwards for the Attak and were joined by halftime sub Darko Kolic for more offence.
This was a great game for excitement with both teams playing for the win and end to end action. It’s one of the best games I’ve seen this year.
opening kick off
in game action
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